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There are so many great films out this year, it's hard to know where to start. Well, Heart is here to help!
In the last couple of years, Matthew McConaughey has completely reinvented himself. Gone is the romcom poster boy of 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days'; the Texan is the kind of actor who loses three stone just for a role these days. In fact, that's exactly what he did for 'Dallas Buyers Club', starring as an AIDS victim who smuggles drugs that help his condition. The film is up for six Oscars, including a Best Actor nod for McConaughey. Picture: Facebook
Even at 71, Martin Scorsese is making films that leave us breathless. 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' may be three hours long, but its breakneck speed makes the time fly by - and there's practically a laugh a minute. Leonardo DiCaprio is riveting as corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort; could this be the year he finally wins Best Actor at the Oscars? Picture: Facebook
With Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence all starring, it's fair to say that 'American Hustle' had the year's most star-studded line-up. Con man Irving Rosenfeld and his partner Sydney Prosser are forced to work for a corrupt FBI officer in the big-haired, flared-trousered world of the 1970s. Picture: Facebook
With a Golden Globe and a BAFTA already in the bag, it's fair to say that Cate Blanchett is the big favourite to win the Best Actress gong at the Oscars. It's no surprise, either. The 44-year-old gives a masterful performance in 'Blue Jasmine' as a Manhattan socialite who falls from grace. Picture: Facebook
Chiwetel Ejiofor won the Best Actor BAFTA for his role as Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who is abducted and sold into slavery. Based on a true story, it's not for the faint-hearted, but '12 Years A Slave' is an important look at an area of history that cinema has - until now - failed to adequately address.
In the 21st century, it can often feel like our computers and our phones have taken over our lives. Well, that's what happens in Spike Jonze film 'Her'. Joaquin Phoenix's Theodore Twombly literally falls in love with an App in a clever, moving film that offers a mirror up to modern life. Do you spend too much time on your phone? Picture: Facebook
Set in outer space, Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' boasts some of the most gorgeous visuals ever to grace the big screen. Don't worry if you're not into sci-fi, though: the dynamic between two of Hollywood's biggest names, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, is more than enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.
It's thirty years since the release of their directorial debut, 'Blood Simple', and the Coen brothers are still at the top of their game - and still fascinated by the down-and-outs of society. Their latest feature tells the story of a hapless folk singer who just can't get his big break. Picture: Facebook
'Philomena' tells the true story of Philomena Lee's 50 year search for her son Anthony, after she was forced to give him up for adoption. Upon winning Best Adapted Screenplay at the BAFTAs, Steve Coogan stated: "Her story ended in the Vatican," he added. "But there are 60,000 women who have yet to trace their children, and their story isn't over." Also starring Dame Judi Dench in the titular role.
Over the years, the women of the Weston family have drifted apart - but a family crisis brings them back to the house they grew up in. 'August: Osage County' is a darkly humorous adaptation of Tracy Letts' play of the same name, and anyone who has had family issues will be able to relate to the expertly acted tension. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor Juliette Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch all star.